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  • Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations

    Rodney King dies at 47; victim of brutal beating became reluctant symbol of race relations
    Rodney King never set out to be a James Meredith or Rosa Parks. He was a drunk, unemployed construction worker on parole when he careened into the city's consciousness in a white Hyundai early one Sunday morning in 1991. While he was enduring the...
  • LL Cool J burglary suspect faces up to 38 years in prison

     
    LL Cool J A transient who allegedly broke into the home of LL Cool J, resulting in a violent confrontation with the star, was charged Thursday by prosecutors....
  • LL Cool J burglary suspect facing long sentence if convicted

     
    The transient who broke into the home of actor LL Cool J will appear in court Tuesday to answer charges. Jonathan Kirby, 56, was charged with residential burglary with a person present, which in combination with his criminal history could......
  • Two separate car-to-car shootings leave 1 man wounded, LAPD says

     
    Two separate car-to-car shootings broke out Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles, leaving one man wounded and police looking for the attackers....
  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss the Rodney King coroner's report

     
    The Times Inland Empire Bureau Chief Phil Willon will join L.A. Now Live to discuss the final coroner's report into the accidental death of Rodney King, who drowned in the pool of his Rialto home in June. The chat, sheduled at 9 a.m., will be hosted by...
  • LAPD to investigate violent incidents caught on tape

     
    Three violent altercations caught on tape involving Los Angeles Police Department officers have rekindled the long-running debate about LAPD use-of-force and are shaping up to be a significant test for Chief Charlie Beck....
  • L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa hails Valley good Samaritans as 'heroes'

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hailed the people who responded to help a driver in car accident in Valley Village Wednesday as a heroes, including two women who died from electrocution after stepping into water that covered live electrical cables....
  • Woman on scooter dies after being hit by multiple vehicles

     
    Police Thursday night were investigating the death of a woman who was struck by multiple vehicles while riding a scooter in the Studio City area....
  • Firefighters gain upper hand on Ponderosa blaze

     
    Under a thick cover of smoke, firefighters and inmate crews Thursday chased the stubborn Ponderosa fire into a blind canyon and declared victory over it, even as a string of almost a half a dozen other wildfires forced Northern California......
  • LL Cool J burglary suspect pleads not guilty

     
    The transient who allegedly broke into the Studio City home of actor LL Cool J pleaded not guilty Tuesday to burglary charges that could send him to prison for decades....
  • Deputies seize meth, 9mm handgun and thousands of dollars in cash

     
    Deputies serving a search warrant in Lancaster seized 3 pounds of methamphetamine, thousands of dollars in cash and a loaded semiautomatic handgun, authorities said Thursday....